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Hi all. Welcome to our regular Sunday afternoon feature, where we find the best poetry reading by the author themselves.

It’s been a bit of a hectic week for us here, quite a few things happening at the moment which we will let you know about soon enough, but for now, let’s sit back and bask in the words of Wynstan Hugh Auden. A response to the ekphrasis in Homer’s epic The Iliad about Achille’s shield, Auden bought it up to date with scenes from everyday life. Truly a modern classic of poetry by one of our favourite poets. So, we would like to share Audens words with you all.

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